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Why Virtual Mediation Is Here to Stay

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced Philadelphia’s courts to close their doors, judges and their staff have carried on admirably. Although trials have been suspended, judges have been conducting settlement conferences telephonically and holding oral arguments.

As new case filings maintain a steady pace, judges are also aggressively enforcing discovery deadlines and denying requests for pandemic-related extensions, ordering depositions to proceed either by telephone or video.

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